Call For Research Projects 2020 - Women and Science Chair


The Women and Science Chair at Paris-Dauphine University, created in partnership with the Institute of Public Policies and with the support of the L'Oréal Foundation, Generali, La Poste, Safran and Talan, aims to mobilize and develop multidisciplinary approaches to analyze the determinants and the impact of the low presence of women in scientific studies and careers. To this end, the Chair associates research centers and researchers both in Dauphine and outside Dauphine.
In 2020, the Women and Science Chair launches its second call for research projects. It is aimed at the entire academic community without any restrictions in terms of disciplines or in terms of methodology (field studies, modeling, empirical studies, experimental approaches, etc.). Every year, at least 5 research projects are selected and receive support of up to € 10,000.

The funded projects will focus on themes considered as priorities by the Steering Committee of the Chair.
By submitting an application, the project promoters undertake, if they are selected and at the end of their work, to present the conclusions at one or more events of the Chair as well as to produce a short presentation (in French and in English) accessible to a wide audience.

The deadline for the submission of applications to this call for research projects is April 12, 2020.

How to reply to the call for projects
1. Application
Projects conducted by senior researchers (who have already obtained a doctorate and published research papers) are eligible, regardless of nationality, place of practice or discipline.
Applications must be sent by email to by April 12, 2020 at midnight (Paris time).
Each application will be written in French or in English and will consist of the following elements:
• A title,
• ½ page of summary,
• 1 methodology and calendar page,
• ½ page including the list of participants and the financing needs of the project with details of the different type of expenses,
• ½ page on contextual elements (does the project have already started, is the research project based on particular studies or experiments?),
• The CV of the project leader (mandatorily a senior researcher).

2. Selection
The members of the steering committee of the Women and Science Chair, as well as the members of the scientific committee, will evaluate the applications.
The selection criteria are:
- the adequacy of the project with the themes of the call for projects,
- the scientific excellence of the project,
- the feasibility of the project within reasonable deadlines,
- the quality of the team of researchers involved,
- the innovative dimension of the project,
- the scope of the expected results,
- where appropriate, transdisciplinarity.
Particular interest will be given to projects involving researchers from different disciplines and / or involving international analyzes and comparisons. The selection committee will also ensure, as far as possible, a good geographic representation of all the projects funded by the Chair.
Selected projects must mention the support of the Chair.

3. Calendar
April 12, 2020 at midnight (Paris time): Closing of the call for projects
April 13 – Mai 30, 2020: Evaluation and selection of the applications
Early June: Announcement of selected projects
September 2021: Sharing the conclusions of each project

Priority Themes of the Women & Science Chair
- Career trajectories, career and wage gaps intra-company or cross-companies by sector (for example, in medicine), etc.
- Supply and demand in scientific tracks,
- Evaluation of public policies or experiments and international benchmarks,
- Impact of not taking gender into account in the design of scientific studies,
- Impact of the absence or under-representation of women in scientific sectors on the quality of research and strategic decisions,
- Determinants of the lower representation of women in scientific tracks and careers:
• Impact of the environment (social representations, parents, teachers, men, family life),
• Links between choice of courses/tracks and school performance,
• Self-confidence, risk aversion and decision,
• Identification of rupture/dropout zones.

Members of the Scientific Committee of the Women and Science Chair
- Elyès Jouini, Professor, Paris-Dauphine University - PSL
- Clotilde Napp, research director at the CNRS, Paris-Dauphine University - PSL
- Thomas Breda, CNRS Research Fellow, Paris School of Economics and Institute of Public Policies

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